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Taking still photos while filming movie on P3

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by GeeDee, May 13, 2015.

  1. GeeDee

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    I saw a YouTube clip where someone said they could take a still photo while filming movie on the P3 Pro. I was thinking that it might be possible on the Pro by taking a 4K frame but not possible on the Advanced. Can anyone on the forum confirm whether this is possible for the Pro and what about the Advanced.
     
  2. vmp

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    I have tried it and it doesn't work. I believe that in the FAQ from DJI, that was asked and the answer was no.
     
  3. bbfpv

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    Not possible on either.
     
  4. Meta4

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    Youtube is like Facebook (or forums). It's not all true.

    It's video or stills on the P3s .. not both.
    You can extract a frame from the video and the quality is pretty good from 4K.
     
  5. loganboyd

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    The still photo taken from a single frame of 2160p 4K video is about an 8.2MP image vs the 12MP 4000x3000 resolution of an actual still photo on the Phantom 3.
     
  6. offthefront

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    Frame from video..... download_20150513_101856.jpeg
     
  7. damitjim

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    That color is great, are you running a filter?
     
  8. offthefront

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    Nope .....
    Stock setup ......m
     
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    One useful hint, when hovering in a decent day the stabilization is so good that if you stop video, take a photo, and restart video you can stitch them together pretty much seamlessly. Just a workaround when the photo quality is essential.

    Sorry if I've just stated the obvious, I'm new to this forum having just bought a new P3 after six months of video frustration with the FC40!

    Cheers
    Rob